Black screen after installing memory

September 9, 2011 at 21:02:32
Specs: Windows XP
I just installed (2) 2GB of memory on my Toshiba Satellite M105-S3041, put the battery back in, plugged in the cord, turned it on and I hear a beeping sound but the screen didn't come back on. Any suggestions?

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#1
September 9, 2011 at 22:49:23
Open it up and reseat the memory, If that doesn't work put the old memory back in.

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#2
September 9, 2011 at 23:57:42
is that beep a post beep? or another type of beep. did u hear the beep when the old memory was there?
if not reseat the memory or switch the places of both, if that did not work the memory might be bad or the motherboard cant handle the type of memory u put it, so u will be forced to put back the older ones

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#3
September 10, 2011 at 21:05:47
Wizard-fred,

Thanks for the suggestion. I did reseat the memory and now when I turn it on I hear one beep, then three beeps, then three beeps again and then one beep and screen is still black. I put the old memory back in and the same thing happens. Any new suggestions or do the beeps mean anything?


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#4
September 10, 2011 at 21:08:28
Toxict51,

Thanks for the suggestions. Wizard-fred,

Thanks for the suggestion. The beeps are after I reseated the memory and pushed the power button on. I reseated the memory and now when I turn it on I hear one beep, then three beeps, then three beeps again and then one beep and screen is still black. I put the old memory back in and the same thing happens. Any new suggestions or do the beeps mean anything?


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#5
September 11, 2011 at 01:17:10
u have an intel motherboard if im correct, the bios is emitting those beeps to tell u something is wrong depending on the motherboard make and model since not all boards use the same code.
here is a link to what i mean
http://www.intel.com/support/mother...
this is for most intel boards if u look at the 3beeps it says 3 beeps in a repeating pattern will be a memory issue most of the times, check the link try their suggestions if it did not work u will be forced to put the old memory back

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#6
September 11, 2011 at 20:00:05
Important!!! Did you remove the battery before changing out the memory? If not then you may have damaged the memory or the motherboard. Did you ground yourself before handling the memory? A static shock, even one you may not have noticed can damage your memory.

If the laptop is not new, try plugging in and removing the memory 4 or more times to help clean off the contacts.

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